Let’s take a breather from bossy color’s living room, shall we? In other areas of our life – i.e., the money-producing part, also known as “work” – we’ve been recommending a lot of accent pillows with just a touch of glam.
We ask you: who couldn’t use a little glamour in their lives?
WHAT: John Robshaw’s Sheesha pillow
WHY: Works surprisingly well in neutral settings; the mirrors add pizzazz. We recommended these on cream sofas in a neutral living room.
WHAT: John Robshaw’s metallic pillows (we’re counting this as 1 bullet point. It’s our blog. We can.)
WHY: Same reason: the metallic adds sparkle without being too edgy. Wouldn’t the blue one look great on a teenage girl’s bed, or in a neutral living room in the summertime?
WHY: Yellow and gray is a very popular color combination right now, as you know. The Hannah pillow adds sophistication AND a little fun. No mean feat. (If one is looking for glamour, one really need look no farther than Michele Varian. In addition to her silk pillows, she has appliques, ultrasuedes…very impressive.)
WHAT: Thomas Paul’s Flock pillow in Plum
WHY: The silk is luxe, the pattern is elegant, the color is delicious.
WHY: Yes, “WHY?” you may be asking. This is glamour for the sheen-averse. It takes a certain confidence to display a pillow with this much geometry and this many colors. Despite the fact that they have a chunky feel, bossy color would argue that Jonathan Adler’s take on Bargello needlework does indeed have a touch of glam.
What pillows have YOU found to be the right balance of everyday and glam, Gentle Readers? You know how we love hearing from you.
Annie Elliott – aka bossy color – is an interior decorator and design blogger in Washington, D.C. She has been quoted in publications from The Washington Post to The Seattle Times and is considered an expert on color, residential space planning, and telling people what to do in the nicest way possible.